“Shoreline management” is defined as any tidal shoreline practice that prevents and/or reduces tidal sediments to the Bay. Shoreline management practices consist of structural or hard practices, vegetated practices, or a mix of hardened and vegetative practices often called a hybrid approach.
Chesapeake Bay states can use qualifying shoreline management practices as part of an overall watershed strategy to meet nutrient and sediment load reduction targets for existing urban development under the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
The Expert Panel’s recommendations were approved by the Water Quality GIT in Summer 2015, and updated in May 2018 to include nutrient reductions under the prevented sediment approach (Protocol 1).
Expert Panel Report: